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40 Nights (2016)

TV-PG | | Drama | 7 June 2016 (USA)
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"40 Nights" is the first of the QUEST TRILOGY - films sharing alike themes of sacrifice and faith. These films focus on less known events from the biblical age. The first film examines the ... See full summary »

Director:

Jesse Low

Writer:

DJ Perry
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Cast overview, first billed only:
DJ Perry ... Jesus
Rance Howard ... Devil as an Old Man
Taymour Ghazi ... Devil as a Man
Joey Cipriano ... Young Jesus (as Joe Cipriano)
Melissa Anschutz ... Mary
Shane Hagedorn ... Gabriel
Drew Wise ... Devil as a Boy / Allon
Terry Jernigan ... John the Baptist
Taylor Nichols ... Joseph
Dan Haggerty ... Yahweh
Eddie Kaulukukui ... John
Dean Teaster ... The Poor Man
Logan Kishi ... Shepherd Boy
Rebecca Lawlor Rebecca Lawlor ... Temptress
Stetson Bloomfield Stetson Bloomfield ... Andrew
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"40 Nights" is the first of the QUEST TRILOGY - films sharing alike themes of sacrifice and faith. These films focus on less known events from the biblical age. The first film examines the pre-ministry life of Jesus (DJ Perry) starting with his baptism with John the Baptist (Terry Jernigan). From there Jesus embarks on his self- exploration journey into the wilderness for 40 nights. He is tempted by the Devil thrice in various forms. Audiences will be treated to a stronger portrayal of Jesus that peeks at his childhood and family upbringing. The result is a Jesus that invokes empathy and sheds light on the true magnitude of his sacrifice for mankind. Written by CDI

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Faith V Fear

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 June 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Forty Nights See more »

Filming Locations:

Yuma, Arizona, USA

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"40 Nights" was the last film for iconic 70's TV star Dan "Grizzly Adams" Haggerty as the voice of God. See more »

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While satan is tempting Jesus to turn a stone into bread, tire tracks can be seen to the right in a small open area. See more »

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a pleasant surprise, and inspirational
11 April 2016 | by WildRejSee all my reviews

I recently saw this movie, and I have to say I was very pleasantly surprised. The film covers the time when Jesus spent 40 nights in the desert after he was baptized. In the desert, Jesus is tempted three times by the devil.

The filmmakers used Jesus's time in the desert as an opportunity to flash back to other times in Jesus's life. The flashbacks are some of my favorite moments in the film. I also really enjoyed the conversations between Jesus and the devil.

In this era of faith-based films, I was relieved to find that this film does not serve as a revisionist version of the Bible. I felt this was an extremely honest version of the story and represented a theologically sound story. This was what caused my pleasant sense of surprise.

I am someone who very much enjoyed watching "The Passion of the Christ," but that is also a movie that I have only watched one time, due to the nature of some of the scenes. This is a similar type of movie in terms of its portrayal of Jesus, except that I can see myself watching this movie on a regular basis. The themes of faith and fear are inspiring, and I actually look forward to seeing this movie again. The movie leaves on a high note, and is quite uplifting.

The film looks beautiful overall. Some of the desert shots are gorgeous.

In total, I was pleasantly surprised by this film, and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys faith-based movies but also to anyone who is looking for an inspirational movie that will capture your attention.


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